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Sep 19, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler talks to Former Worcester City Manager Edward M. Augustus to commemorate the recently departed and much beloved John Durkin, former Worcester Public School Superintendent from 1980 till 1993.
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Topics: Talk, 2022, Memorial, John Durkin, Worcester Public Schools Superintendent
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Sep 16, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler invites Massachusetts native Robert S. Dorfman, President of Dorfman Capital to discuss his career as an investor helping to realize urban redevelopment, environmental cleanup and affordable housing, renewable energy and economic growth right here in Worcester.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Interview, Dorfman Capital, Private Investment Firm, Urban Redevelopment, Tax Credit...
WCCA
Sep 13, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of Senior Speak, Host Edith Morgan discusses the role of public education in America, and how we need our education system to help promote and strengthen America's Democratic and Republican political principles and help build mutual understanding between disparate religions, cultures, nations and peoples.
Topics: Talk, 2022, American Education, Public School, Private School, Parochial School, Religious...
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Sep 8, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of The Talk of Main Street, host Konnie Lukes speaks to Mark Henderson, founder of The016.com, to talk about Massachusetts politics, the upcoming elections, and the state of news media.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Politics, Elections, News Media
WCCA
Sep 7, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Beacon Hill Chat, Host Harriette Chandler interviews Lina M. Gonzalez, Co-founder of SpadXTech, a Worcester biotech company developing and growing cellulose-based material alternatives to animal products like leather.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Interview, Biotech, Material Alternatives, Cellulose-Based, Lab-Grown
WCCA
Sep 2, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of The Talk of Main Street, your host Konnie Lukes, former Worcester Mayor and 30 year veteran of the city council talks with Mark Henderson, founder of local social-media news aggregate site The016.com about the upcoming September 6th primaries and the following November 8th general election, highlighting the State Senate race between current Worcester Mayor Joe Petty and Robyn Kennedy.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Politics, Elections, Primary, State Senate, Worcester, City Council, News Media
WCCA
Sep 2, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Beacon Hill Chat, your host Harriette Chandler speak with her fellow Massachusetts State Senator Jamie Eldridge to talk about accomplishments of the state legislature, the changing political landscape both local and national and how Senator Eldridge plans to continue serving the people of Massachusetts.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Politics, State Senate, Massachusetts Legislature, Elections
WCCA
Aug 29, 2022 WCCA
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Hosted at Quinsigamond Community College by The Worcester County Bar Association, the candidates replacing MA Attorney General Maura Healy introduce themselves, their platforms and field questions concerning their plans for the Commonwealth if they are elected the next Attorney General.
Topics: Politics, 2022, Massachusetts Attorney General, Candidate Forum, Elections
WCCA
Aug 26, 2022 WCCA
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Hosted at The Willows Retirement Community, candidates for Worcester's 1st District State Senate position introduce themselves and share their plans if elected to the Massachusetts State Senate. Worcester Mayor Joseph M. Petty and COO at YWCA Central Mass Robyn Kennedy are both running as Democrats with no Republican challenger, so the winner of the September 6th primary will be Worcester 1st district's State Senator elect.
Topics: Elections, 2022, Candidates Forum, Debate, Worcester 1st District, State Senate, Democratic Primary
WCCA
Aug 25, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Senior Speak, host Edith Morgan interviews Virginia Swain, Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Leadership about restoring and regaining trust between individuals and institutions, be they governmental or corporate, in an era of widening cultural and political divides.
Topics: Talk, Worcester, 2022, Institute for Global Leadership, Trust, Bipartisanship
WCCA
Aug 24, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler interviews Lyonel Jean-Pierre Jr., Managing Attorney at Community Legal Aid of Worcester, Central and Western Massachusetts. Community Legal Aid provides free civil legal aid to low-income households, seniors, victims of crime, survivors of homicide, domestic violence and/or sexual assault, and folks experiencing housing discrimination.
Topics: Talk, Worcester, Central MA, Western MA, Community Legal Aid, Pro-Bono, Civil Court
WCCA
Aug 19, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler interviews James M Leahy, Assistant Director of Business Development at the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Massachusetts, Lottery
WCCA
Aug 17, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of the Human Touch, host Augustine Kanjia discusses the international charitable work that is done by nonprofit Non-Governmental Organizations, and announces the founding of his own NGO: The Action for Humanity Foundation.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Politics, NGOs, Non-Governmental Organizations, Nonprofit, International Aid, Charity
WCCA
Aug 16, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of The Human Touch, host Augustine Kanjia speaks about the current political situation in Sierra Leone, featuring issues familiar to American voters: Entrenched rival political factions, economic corruption, voter coercion, and a broad cynicism about the ability of government to represent the people's interest.
Topics: Talk, Sierra Leone, Politics, Elections, Democracy, Republic, Corruption
WCCA
Aug 12, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of Senior Speak, host Edith Morgan interviews Ann Lisi, the former President and CEO of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation about an upcoming Worcester ballot measure being voted upon in the November 8th State Elections, the Community Preservation Act. The CPA is a Massachusetts state law passed in 2000 that permits communities to elect to impose a small surcharge on local property taxes in order to help fund Historic Preservation, Affordable Housing, Open Spaces and...
Topics: Worcester, Massachusetts, 2022, Talk, Politics, Democracy, Community Preservation Act, Ballot...
WCCA
Aug 10, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler interviews Administrator of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) Dennis Lipka about how they expanded access to public transport during the Covid-19 pandemic by waiving bus fares, and future plans to electrify the fleet.
Topics: Talk, 2022, WRTA, Public Transport, Electric Busses, Worcester, Central Massachusetts
WCCA
Aug 10, 2022 WCCA
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On this special memorial episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler and guest Vincent Pedone, a former MA state legislator and current Executive Officer of the Massachusetts State University Council of Presidents, commemorate and pay homage to the recently departed Gary Vecchio, President of the Shrewsbury Street Neighborhood Association and a regular panelist and co-host on WCCA TV's Rosen's Roundtable.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Memorial, Gary Vecchio, Local Politics
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Aug 5, 2022 WCCA
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On this new round-table talk show, your host Konnie Lukes, former Worcester mayor and 30 year veteran of the city council, welcomes Mel Greenberg, former Associate Justice of Superior and Appeals Courts of Mass., Mark Henderson, founder of local social-media news aggregate site The016.com, and attorney Russell S. Chernin to discuss the fracturing news media landscape, the widening political divide in America, and the effects of the internet, mass communication and the free market on societal...
Topics: Talk, 2022, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Journalistic Integrity, Newspapers, Internet...
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Jul 26, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode, Host Edith Morgan interviews the Executive Director of the Greater Worcester Land Trust, Colin Novick, about the state of municipal public parks within Worcester. They discuss the successes and difficulties involved in keeping the land vibrant, free from pollution, while expanding accessibility and recreational opportunities for the public.
Topics: Worcester Parks, Green Hill Park, Interview, 2022, Parks and Recreation, Public Land
WCCA
Jul 25, 2022 WCCA
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On July, 21st 2022, the Rotary Club of Worcester invited locals and media to Elm Park for the unveiling of a new monument to world peace, a PVC pillar with the phrase "May Peace Prevail On Earth" written in the eight languages most commonly spoken in Worcester county, representing Worcester's diverse immigrant population. (Chinese, English, Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish and Vietnamese)
Topics: Rotary Club of Worcester, Monument, Unveiling, Ceremony, Elm Park, Immigrants, World Peace,...
WCCA
Jul 15, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Beacon Hill Chat, Senator Harriette Chandler welcomes Eric Batista, the newly appointed City Manager of Worcester replacing Ed Augustus. They discuss the issues an expanding Worcester faces, from a lack of affordable housing to addressing food insecurity to meet the needs of the growing immigrant population.
Topics: Worcester, Interview, 2022, City Manager, Affordable Housing, Food Security, City Government
WCCA
Jul 8, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Beacon Hill Chat, Harriette Chandler speaks with Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Central Mass, Steven Schimmel, to discuss concerns of the Jewish community of rising levels of antisemitism, political polarization, and rising criticism of American/Israeli policy in the Middle East, especially in regards to the Palestinian people.
Topics: Interview, 2022, Jewish Federation, Antisemitism, Israel, Palestine, Holocaust Education
WCCA
Jul 7, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler talks to dermatologist Dr. Mark Scharf of UMass Memorial Medical Center about the risks of Ultraviolet radiation, especially for those with fair skin, either from extended sun exposure or the use of tanning beds. Also discussed are some common complications from the tattooing process, which can lead to infection and/or allergic reaction and will likely require medical attention.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Worcester, Dermatology, Melanoma, Skin Cancer, Tattoo Complications, UV Radiation,...
WCCA
Jul 1, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Coffee with Konnie, we sit down with Roberta Schaefer, Ph.D., the founding Executive Director of the Worcester Regional Research Bureau about her 30 year history providing information and expertise on public policy in central Massachusetts, and the developments in Worcester that the Research Bureau has helped succeed and made possible.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Worcester, Interview, Research Bureau, Local Politics, City Council, City Manager
WCCA
Jun 28, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Senior Speak, host Edith Morgan welcomes Brian McCarthy, President of the Green Hill Park Coalition to discuss the park's recent history and ongoing projects with Worcester Technical High School to chemically purify the man-made pond, protect and promote local ecology and improve and maintain surrounding hiking trails.
Topics: Worcester, 2022, Talk, Green Hill Park, Conservation, Green Spaces
WCCA
Jun 27, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Healthy Living, Dr. Don Pelto interviews Dr. Pamela Kim, a vascular surgery specialist in Framingham.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Health, Wellness, Vascular System
WCCA
Jun 24, 2022 WCCA
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Continuing from last episode of All Things Orthodox, Father Christopher Stamas of Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral and Father Mark Doku of St. Mary's Assumption Albanian Orthodox Church continue their discussion on sin, forgiveness and other aspects of humanity that Christianity addresses.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Religion, Christianity, Orthodox, Sin, Forgiveness
WCCA
Jun 23, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of All Things Orthodox, Father Christopher Stamas welcomes back Father Mark Doku of St. Mary's Assumption Albanian Church to discuss sin, forgiveness and other aspects of humanity that concerns religion.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Orthodox, Christianity, Albanian, Greek, Worcester
WCCA
Jun 22, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler interviews President of Clark University, Dr. David Fithian. They discuss the important role the school has played in shaping Worcester, the Main South neighborhood, how it rescued the lauded Video Game Development program from the recently closed Becker College, and plans for the future of the University.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Worcester, Clark University, Main South, Becker School of Design & Technology
WCCA
Jun 22, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler welcomes Dr. Joseph Sabato onto the air to discuss state regulations regarding CPR and defibrillators, our preparedness compared to other states, and what Massachusetts could do to reduce CPR response time by ensuring defibrillators are ubiquitous and signage is visible and easily understood.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Worcester, Cardiac Arrest, Defibrillation, CPR, Health, Emergency Response Time
WCCA
Jun 21, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Senior Speak, host Edith Morgan welcomes author Andrew Noone to speak about his non-fiction historical novel recounting the story of Worcester's Bathsheba Spooner, daughter of the wealthy Tory and British Loyalist Timothy Ruggles. During the War of American Revolution, she conspired with a group of fugitive British POWs to murder her Patriot husband, in what became one of the most sensational crimes of the American 18th century.
Topics: Worcester, 2022, Historical, History, 1776, 1777, 1778, Revolutionary War, British Loyalists,...
WCCA
Jun 17, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Senior Speak, host Edith Morgan celebrates Flag Day on June 14th, and shares many of the books in her library that folks in Worcester are welcome to browse, read or borrow. Edith also shares facts about Worcester's 300 year history and the importance of commemorating the abolition of slavery on the newly recognized federal holiday June 19th, or Juneteenth.
Topics: Worcester, Talk, 2022, History, Flag Day, Juneteenth, 300th Anniversary, Tercentennial, Library
WCCA
Jun 13, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Perspectives, Host Asima Silva speaks to three medical students from UMass Medical School, Andrew Romasco, Kayla Loycano and Fahim Choudhury about their work in local clinics providing healthcare to Worcester residents.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Healthcare, Immigrant, Medical Students
WCCA
Jun 9, 2022 WCCA
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On this weeks Senior Speak, host Edith Morgan talks about the events and holidays coming in June, including Worcester's Tercentennial celebration.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Senior, Worcester, Tercentennial, 300 Year Anniversary, June Holidays, Summer
WCCA
Jun 8, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's All Things Orthodox, Father Chris Stamas continues his discussion with Father Nicholas Apostolas about the importance of religious observance and reflection in an increasingly secular and individualistic age.
Topics: Religion, Talk, 2022, Christianity, Orthodoxy, Individualism, Spiritualism
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Jun 8, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's All Things Orthodox, Father Chris Stamas welcomes retired Rev. Father Nicholas Apostola of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Shrewsbury onto the program to talk about the spiritual, emotional and communal benefits gained from religious worship and prayer.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Religion, Christianity, Prayer, Community, Worcester
WCCA
Jun 6, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler talks to Chancellor of UMass Medical Medical School, Michael F Collins, MD.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Interview, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Education, Health Care
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Jun 6, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Beacon Hill Chat, State Senator Harriette Chandler welcomes Suzanne M Bump, State Auditor of Massachusetts, to discuss what a State Auditor does to benefit people and the government of our state.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Worcester, Massachusetts State Auditor, Politics
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May 25, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Senior Speak with the approaching Worcester Tercentennial celebration of our founding in 1722, host Edith Morgan reflects on the city's storied history and highlights a few of Worcester's most influential and impactful individuals.
Topics: Talk, 2022, History, Memorial Day, Tercentennial, Worcester
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May 24, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's All Things Orthodox, host Father Christopher Stamas of St Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Worcester welcomes onto the program Father Paul Bebis of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Fitchburg to discuss the influence that apostles, disciples and saints had on the early formation of the Christian Church.
Topics: Talk, Religion, Christianity, St. Paul, St. Peter, John the Baptist, Apostles, Disciples, Saints
WCCA
May 24, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of All Things Orthodox, Father Christopher Stamas continues his talk with Father Paul Bebis of  Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Fitchburg about the practice of baptism predating Jesus Christ's teachings, inherited from John the Forerunner, remembered commonly as John the Baptist.
Topics: Talk, Religion, Christianity, Baptism, John the Baptist, Forerunner
WCCA
May 20, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Beacon Hill Chat, Senator Harriette Chandler welcomes President of the Worcester Red Sox, Dr. Charles Steinberg to the program to discuss the success the Minor League team has had in moving to Worcester, and the transformation that the stadium has brought to Kelley Square.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Worcester Red Sox, Baseball
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May 17, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of Coffee with Konnie, we take a coffee break with Tim Garvin, President and CEO of United Way of Central Mass at their offices in the historic Denholm building. Tim outlines the monumental charitable work that United Way has made possible through funding over the years, and the organization's ambitious plans to continue serving the people of Worcester for years to come. Also discussed is the City's pending purchase of the Denholm building, and working with the Worcester...
Topics: Talk, 2022, United Way, Social Services, Nonprofit Organization, Denholm Building, Worcester History
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May 11, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Senior Speak, Host Edith Morgan shares wisdom about the importance of reading to expand one's mind and enrich one's life. Surrounded by the modern world's distractions and conveniences, it is easy to forget Socrates' ultimate argument: That the unexamined life is not worth living.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Literature, Statistics, Reproductive Rights
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May 11, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Human Touch, our host Augustine Kanjia welcomes three young women, Kolu Kpakolo, Winnie and Josena Doe to discuss their upcoming spiritual youth conference, 'For Such a Time as This.' Millennials tend to be less religious than previous generations, so they hope to reach disaffected young people who feel lost without spiritual connection.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Religion, Youth Conference, Depression, Spiritualism
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May 9, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler interviews departing Worcester Public Schools' Superintendent Maureen Binienda about her 46 year career in the school district, her role as Superintendent since 2016, and what plans she has for the future.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Worcester Public Schools, Superintendent, School Committee
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May 6, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Beacon Hill Chat, Senator Harriette Chandler interviews the Worcester Public Library's new (as of 2021) Executive Director, Jason Homer about the exciting offerings and upcoming events available at the newly renovated library, completely free to the public.
Topics: Interview, 2022, Worcester Public Library, Education
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May 3, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Soapbox, Mauro DePasquale interviews departing Worcester City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. about his 8+ years serving the city and people of Worcester, and helping to develop the city into a vibrant and inviting hub at the heart of New England.
Topics: Talk, Worcester City Manager, 2022, Urban Development, Polar Park, Kelley Square, Local Politics
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Apr 27, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Human Touch, Augustine Kanjia welcomes back Zynab Bah from the United Kingdom to further discuss how anxiety shapes childhood development, and the importance of talking to children about their fears and concerns so that they can learn to cope healthily with stress and anxiety as they grow into adults.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Mental Health, Childhood Anxiety, Communication, Therapy
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Apr 26, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Senior Speak, Host Edith Morgan reflects on our shared responsibility to care for our environment for this year's Earth Day. Worcester has long had a trash and pollution problem, but to address a societal problem, we will need all levels of society to commit to doing better for the Earth and each other. Individuals need to learn to take responsibility for their trash and pride in their environments, and corporations need to work to reduce the excessive amounts of plastics and...
Topics: Talk, 2022, Pollution, Trash, Garbage, Recycling, Earth Day
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Apr 22, 2022 WCCA
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State Senator Harriette Chandler welcomes Scott E. Casper, President of the American Antiquarian Society to discuss the historic legacy of the now 210 year-old Worcester institution, established back in 1812.
Topics: Talk, 2022, American History, Worcester, Antiquarian
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Apr 21, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of Beacon Hill Chat, host Harriette Chandler welcomes Ed Augustus Jr. to talk about his 8 year stint as Worcester City Manager, and the growth that Worcester has experienced in that time.
Topics: Interview, Talk, 2022, Worcester, City Manager
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Apr 13, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Human Touch, Zynab Bah -- recently in the States from the United Kingdom -- tells us about the importance of recognizing, addressing and destigmatizing mental health issues in children and adolescents.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Mental Health, Childhood, Adolescent, Neurodiversity
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Apr 13, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Senior Speak, host Edith Morgan celebrates the diverse spring holidays that all coincide in April -- from Ramadan, to Passover, to Good Friday and Easter. Ms. Morgan also pays respect to retiring Worcester Public School Superintendent Maureen Binienda, and addresses issues in the modern American education system.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Ramadan, Passover, Good Friday, Easter, April, Gardening
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Apr 11, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Perspectives, Asima Silva invites back Dr. Ihsan Kaadan to discuss the scientific health benefits of intermittent fasting, and how this secular, modern dietary fad compares to the religious fast observed by Muslims during the month of Ramadan.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Ramadan, Intermittent Fasting, Diet, Health
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Apr 4, 2022 WCCA
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State Senator Harriette Chandler welcomes Stacey Luster, General Counsel and Assistant to the President at Worcester State University, to discuss the inspiring work and change effected during her tenure at the Worcester Public Schools and now at WSU. Having recently been elected the first Black Woman President of the Worcester County Mechanics Society, they discuss plans to decorate the walls of Mechanics Hall with portraits of African American heroes, who have long lacked the recognition and...
Topics: Talk, 2022, Worcester, Education, Affirmative Action, Mechanics Hall
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Mar 23, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's episode of Senior Speak, host Edith Morgan looks forward to April and critiques the state of public education in the United States, which could have been overhauled during the COVID-19 pandemic with more funding. With stagnating teacher's wages, the rising the cost of living, and the rising popularity of Charter and Home schooling, the disparity of resources available to wealthy and poor children further grows.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Public Schools, Education, March, April, Senior
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Mar 22, 2022 WCCA
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On this weeks Beacon Hill Chat, Senator Harriette Chandler speaks to Erin Williams, Worcester's Cultural Development Officer, to explore the burgeoning hub of diverse arts and cultures that Worcester is proud to champion. From the grand and engaging PopUp murals, to the Poet Laureate program, and the Public School's Culture LEAP program, William's 18 year term has left an indelible mark, and helped to steer the city towards a bright future.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Worcester, Cultural Development, Worcester PopUp Murals
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Mar 22, 2022 WCCA
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Continuing from last week's program, Father Christopher Stamas shares the enlightening beauty and otherworldliness of Orthodox Iconography with Father Mark Doku of St. Mary's Albanian Orthodox Church.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Christian Orthodox Art, Orthodox Icon, Iconography, Art History, Religious Art
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Mar 21, 2022 WCCA
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Father Christopher Stamas welcomes back to the program Father Mark Doku of St. Mary's Albanian Orthodox Church to discuss the rich history of Christian Orthodox iconographic art, and how to appreciate and decode the biblical stories that they bring to life.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Worcester, Religion, Orthodox Iconography, Art History
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Mar 21, 2022 WCCA
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State Senator Harriette Chandler welcomes Luis Pedraja, President of Quinsigamond Community College, to talk about the vital role that affordable higher education plays in nurturing a community, and QCC's plans for the future.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Community College, Education, Worcester
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Mar 10, 2022 WCCA
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On this episode of Human Touch, host Augustine Kanjia recognizes International Women's Day by celebrating some of the strong and influential women in his life.
Topics: Talk, 2022, International Women's Day, Africa, Refugee
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Mar 9, 2022 WCCA
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Host Edith Morgan looks forward to the important days of March, including St. Patrick's Day and the spring equinox. Edith also reflects on the horrors of perpetual war, a vicious cycle without end that has once again erupted in Ukraine.
Topics: Talk, 2022, War, Spring, March, Ukraine
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Mar 7, 2022 WCCA
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On this week's Beacon Hill Chat, State Senator Harriette Chandler interviews Joseph Corazzini, Vice President of Government and Community Affairs at Clark University.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Clark University, Worcester
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Mar 4, 2022 WCCA
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This week on Coffee with Konnie, our host Konnie Lukes meets with Bill Gagnon, publisher of local creative writing newsletter The Shard Card to talk about celebrating the immigrant cultures that contribute to Worcester. As our cultural assessment of Christopher Columbus evolves, and as the immigrant community in Worcester changes, it important for all the diverse cultures that shape Worcester to be celebrated. Coffee & Conversation at Wholly Cannoli, 490 Grafton St in Worcester
Topics: Talk, 2022, Coffee, Shard Card, Wholly Cannoli, Worcester, Italian American, Christopher Columbus,...
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Mar 2, 2022 WCCA
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On today's Beacon Hill Chat, State Senator Harriette Chandler interviews Dennis Lipka, administrator of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) Coming out of the Covid pandemic, the WRTA is extending it's fare suspension until the end of 2022, providing Worcester County with free public transit during this time of healing. Looking to the future, the WRTA is also eyeing new electric busses to revolutionize the fleet and move away from fossil fuels.
Topics: Talk, 2022, WRTA, Worcester Regional Transit Authority, Public Transit
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Mar 1, 2022 WCCA
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On today's Beacon Hill Chat, State Senator Harriette Chandler welcomes Dr. Laurie Ross, Professor of Community Development and Planning at Clark University to discuss what measures her department is taking to diagnose and address income and education inequality in Worcester.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Worcester, Clark University, Community Development
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Feb 28, 2022 WCCA
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This week on Perspectives, Asima Silva speaks out with five other women of various faiths about the unjust denial of a Muslim woman's right to wear Hijab in many western countries, throughout modern Europe and to many supposedly liberal states from France to Canada. Guest speakers include: Sravya Tadepalli, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Dr. Larycia Hawkins, Dr. Sheema Khan, and Dr. Monia Mazigh
Topics: Talk, 2022, Hijab Rights, Human Rights, Justice For All
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Feb 23, 2022 WCCA
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All Things Orthodox is a show that talks about all things Orthodox Christian. Continuing their discussion from last week, Father Christopher Stamas and Father Milad Selim of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church discuss the lives of the Orthodox Clergy, how they differ from their Catholic and Protestant counterparts, and share from their own personal experiences.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Religion, Orthodox Christianity, Antiochian
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Feb 22, 2022 WCCA
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Host Edith Morgan looks forward to March and the promise of Spring to help get us through this last month of Winter!
Topics: Talk, 2022, March, Senior Speak, Current Events
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Feb 22, 2022 WCCA
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All Things Orthodox is a show that talks about all things Orthodox Christian. Our host Father Christopher Stamas from the St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral welcomes Father Milad Selim of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church of Worcester.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Religion, Christianity, Greek, Orthodox, Antiochian
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Feb 18, 2022 WCCA
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Welcome to new episodes of WCCA TV's 'Beacon Hill Chat' hosted by State Senator Harriette Chandler. Today's guests are Tim Garvin, President and CEO at United Way of Central Massachusetts, and Aimee Mitchell, Chief Community Services Officer at Ascentria Care Alliance. The topic of discussion is Worcester Together Refugee Response, which was established to support Afghan refugees and other refugees in Worcester and Central Mass. For more information, visit  www.wtrefugee.org
Topics: Talk, 2022, Worcester, United Way, Ascentria Care Alliance, Refugee Response
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Feb 17, 2022 WCCA
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Perspectives host Asima Silva welcomes back Wais Achikzad, an Afghan American to speak on some of the recent history of Afghanistan and US military involvement, and the geopolitical situation that accounts for the continual destabilization seen in the region.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Islam, Afghanistan, US Foreign Policy, Liberal Interventionism
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Feb 11, 2022 WCCA
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State Senator Chandler speaks with Tim Garvin, president and CEO of the United Way of Central Massachusetts about all of the meaningful local humanitarian work that he and his organization have championed for many years, and how amidst the Covid-19 pandemic their community services are needed now more than ever.
Topics: Talk, 2022, United Way, Charity, Worcester
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Feb 2, 2022 WCCA
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Human Touch, hosted by Augustine Kanjia, is a program to spotlight refugees and to learn about their struggles, their stories, their challenges and triumphs in order to bring about understanding and change. On this week's episode Augustine pays respects to a recently departed friend of his, and a fellow refugee from Sierra Leone, Reginald Boston-Clark.
Topics: Talk, 2022, Refugee, Immigration